The reference guide says projects under the LEED Schools rating system are allowed to exclude playing fields and associated buildings used during sporting events only from their density calculations. Has anyone been able to apply this exception to a higher education, university project pursuing LEED NC Major Renovation? My university project sits on a campus with large areas dedicated to physical education spaces and associated buildings such as sports fields, tennis courts, and concession stands, which have no density and are used only during sporting events.
I've asked the GBCI the same question, and was told the exception was restricted to LEED for Schools. To me the intent of the exception is to avoid penalizing schools for having large open areas for sports. Can anyone help me understand why this wouldn't also apply to a university project?